Pema comes from a yak herding family in Sakteng, in the far northeast of Bhutan. His family depends solely on their yaks to make a daily livelihood. As the eldest child, he has taken up the responsibilities of herding from an early age, yet his dream was always to complete his education. Pema is an enthusiastic Loden Scholar studying environmental management and hopes to learn and find ways to address the various environmental challenges his community is facing.